Black Nightshade (Garden Nightshade)

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  • Common Name: Black Nightshade (Garden Nightshade)
  • Latin Name: Solanum nigrum L.
  • Family Name: Solanaceae

This plant is TOXIC.  All plants relating to the nightshade (Solanaceae) family contain solanine, a glycoalkaloid toxin found in, Potato, Tomato, Aubergine, Thorn Apple, Henbane and other Nightshade members with the ability to cause decreased normal bodily secretions, hallucinations, delirium, trembling, weakness and severe digestive upset, could possibly be fatal; so don't allow any plants from the nightshade family near the tortoise enclosure.

See Deadly Nightshade.

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